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Seminar: Clean Out the Fuzz: Crafting Prose with Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

2:Do you use ten words to say what could be said in five? Do your words say what you mean? If not, as William Zinsser says, perhaps "some fuzz has worked its way into the machinery." Readers expect writers to have distilled their prose to its essence--whether it’s fiction or nonfiction, the style simple or complex. We will discuss examples of great prose, common issues with prose, and touch upon two things that make all writers cringe: grammar and punctuation. WriterHouse members $60; non-members $65. Learn more.

3:Charlottesville, VA 22903 - USA

4:Saturday, May 30 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Book Reading: Jonathon Harper

2:Jonathan Harper will read from his short story collection, Daydreamers. "Downtrodden workers at a towing company compete to repossess an elusive Mercedes; two men clash over their participation in a body modification ritual; a group of Dungeons & Dragons players find themselves unwelcome in an upscale resort; the discovery of a drowned corpse haunts two would-be lovers in a beach town. Ne'er-do-wells, prodigal sons and young men without a clue await to be met in these nine stories that speak to a new generation of hopefuls not usually found in contemporary queer fiction." For more on Jonathan and his book, please visit his website. At Chop Suey Books.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Saturday, May 30 at 5:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers: Non-fiction Writers

2:If you’re thinking of writing a diet, nutrition, self-help, reference or coffee-table book this is the meeting for you. We will help you write a memoir, a biography, or an autobiography. We’ll focus on creating a book proposal that will be the first step in getting your book organized. If you’re going the traditional publishing route, you can send the book proposal to agents. If you’re self publishing, we will show you how. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Tuesday, June 2 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

"Let Your Soul Speak" Journaling Practice

2:This evening of reflection includes a time for centering, a writing warm-up activity, a period for more in-depth journaling, a brief time for optional sharing and reflection, and a closing ritual. Facilitators: Elaine Kiziah and Ann Forburger. $5 suggested donation. Chrysalis Gathering Space, 3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA. (804) 359-0384. Learn more at www.chrysalisinstitute.org.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 3 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3:Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222561624/

Audrey Levatino signs "Woman-Powered Farm"

2:Come meet author Audrey Levatino as she signs copies of her new book, Woman-Powered Farm. Audrey Levatino is the quintessential modern woman farmer. She transitioned from the urban working world to follow her dream of self-employment in a more natural and healthy and environment. She has now been farming on her own land, Ted's Last Stand, for thirteen years, and has built a business selling flowers, herbs and vegetables. She and her husband Michael, who works on the fam are co-authors of The Joy of Hobby Farming. At Fountain Books.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Thursday, June 4 at 6:30 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

3:Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 4

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222269569/

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3:Thursday, June 4 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222766258/

Sixth Annual Biographers International Organization (BIO) Conference

2:BIO welcomes biographers, editors, agents, publishers, and publicity professionals from across the nation and around the world to the Sixth Annual Biographers International Conference, June 5–6 in Washington, DC. During this two-day event, biographers have the opportunity to network, interact, and deepen their knowledge of and commitment to the craft of life writing. Registration is open. Learn more.

3:Washington, DC - USA

4:Friday, June 5 at 7:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Book Signing: Pamela K. Kinney

2:Pamela K. Kinney will be selling and signing her nonfiction ghost books and horror fiction at Virginia Haunt Fest, Behind the Curtain 118B Thompson Street Ashland, Virginia 23005.  

3:Ashland, VA - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 9:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Seminar: First Draft Novel in 6 months

2:The Agile Writer Method combines the lessons of Myth, Storytelling, Psychology, and a little project management. This method was used to SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE OVER 20 FIRST DRAFT NOVELS in 2014. Yours could be next! Agile Writers is not just a method of creating a first draft novel. It’s also a peer-supported writing and publishing workshop. $20 includes free book. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23236 - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Eat Local for Less Event with Expert Julie Castillo

2:Julie Castillo writes Eat Local for Less from the reader-friendly point of view of a suburban mom, but also from the perspective of a social scientist and futurist. In contrast to the chorus of strident voices on many sides of the food debate, Julie frames the discussion of alternative foods in positive terms and peaceful language. In Eat Local for Less, Julie helps readers gain the practical knowledge they need to act on their choices, and also validates their decision by showing how local eating helps to create a healthier, happier, fairer, and more sustainable society. At Fountain Bookstore.   

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

D-Day Veterans Reading at Chrysler Museum of Art

2:The Veterans Writing ProjectHampton Roads Veterans Writing Group, and Chrysler Museum of Art are partnering to put on a special D-Day veterans reading event. The reading will take place on Saturday, June 6th at 3:00PM at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, and will feature the work of Ron Capps, founder of the Veterans Writing Project and author of Seriously Not All Right, as well local veterans from the Hampton Roads Veterans Writing Group. We encourage you to come out to the museum, listen to powerful stories from vets of all generations, and support the talented veteran artists of Hampton Roads. Admission to the event is free, though donations to the William & Mary Center for Veterans Engagement will be accepted both before and after the reading. To reserve tickets, please follow this link: https://vetsreading.e.... If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Sam Pressler via e-mail at sjpressler@email.wm.edu. 

3:Norfolk, VA - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 3:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Tea for Two: Poetry in Library Park

2:Join River City Poets for free, casual outdoor readings on the Library's newly re-opened veranda as we feature local and regional poets the first Saturdays in May, June, September and October. Light refreshments and coffee will be served. In case of rain, the event will be held inside. June's featured poets are Angela Marie Carter and Nicole Yurcaba. Please see http://bit.ly/riverci... for bios and details.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, June 6 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

Armchair Adventures: An Afternoon with Hampton Sides, Charles Slack, Dean King,

2:On Sunday, June 7th from 4:00 to 6:00 PM, Chop Suey Books will host a book signing and party with celebrated authors Hampton Sides, Charles Slack, Dean King, and Bill Gifford at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery. Drop in to meet some of your favorite authors, drink a cold beer, and learn about everything from shipwrecks and family feuds to the history of free speech and being able to stay alive. Forever. These beloved authors will be happy to sign books and share ideas over ice-cold Hardywood drafts. This event is free and open to the public! Hardywood is located at 2408-2410 Ownby Lane, Richmond, VA 23220. If you have further questions or would like to interview any of the authors, please contact us at info@chopsueybooks.com or by phone at (804) 422-8066.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Sunday, June 7 at 4:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Monday, June 8 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222776936/

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, June 10 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643674/

Beth Macy's Factory Man Paperback Release

2: On Wednesday, June 10th at 7:00 PM, Beth Macy will launch the paperback edition of her bestselling book Factory Man at Chop Suey Books. Beth Macy won the J. Anthony Lukas Work-in-Progress Award, a joint project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard for "her extraordinary reporting and narrative skills" and her work on Factory Man. The daughter of a factory worker, she writes about outsiders and underdogs. Her articles have appeared in national magazines and the Roanoke Times, where her reporting has won more than a dozen national awards, including a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard. She lives in Roanoke, Virginia.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, June 10 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3:Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222720572/

Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County!

2:Book release celebration at Candela Gallery in honor of Kristen Green's new book, Something Must Be Done About Prince Edward County! The book tells the story of a Virginia community that defied the Supreme Court's Brown v. Board of Education ruling.  When ordered by a federal court to desegregate the public schools in 1959, white leaders instead chose to close them. Find out more about the book and the event here. Preorder your copy through Chop Suey's webstore, and receive a 10% discount!

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Thursday, June 11 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 13 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Book People: Herrick Lyons

2:Herrick Lyons, also known as Don Sparkman, is a graphic designer, art director, and author of political action thrillers. He'll be hand to sign his newest title, The Tower, where things are not all that they seem in Duck, NC! Great for thriller, adventure, spy, and mystery buffs. At Book People.

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, June 13 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Musicircus - a John Cage music performance

2:Local musicians gather at Chop Suey Bookstore to perform Musicircus, a performance created and inspired by John Cage. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Monday, June 15 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222857579/

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, June 17 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222857580/

The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, June 18 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3:Thursday, June 18 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222766276/

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 20 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Inspiration to Ink: Writing and Illustrating for Children

2:A unique regional get-together and book signing event.For this FREE program, be sure to bring a notebook or sketchbook for inspiration from panelists Lamar Giles (ENDANGERED), Wendy Shang (THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW), and Charlotte Rodenberg (BRONTO & THE PTERODACTYL EGGS). Moderated by A.B. Westrick (BROTHERHOOD). Please help us plan by pre-registering at june20ink@gmail.com. Once you do, you'll get an email with additional details, such as where to park and the deadline for submitting a digital slide for the electronic display. Sponsored by the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators in partnership with Richmond Public Library FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23219 - USA

4:Saturday, June 20 at 1:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

Former child actor Lisa Jakub reads at Chop Suey Books

2:Lisa Jakub will read from her new memoir You Look Like That Girl at Chop Suey Books. Lisa Jakub grew up in Hollywood as a child actor who appeared in more than forty movies and television shows during her eighteen-year career. She worked on such blockbusters as Mrs. Doubtfire and Independence Day, as well as critically acclaimed films such as Rambling Rose, A Walk on the Moon and Matinee. At the age of twenty-two, Lisa retired from the film industry in search of a new path. She left Los Angeles, attended the University of Virginia, and graduated with a degree in sociology. She has embraced her lifelong passion for the written word, and is now an author. You Look Like That Girl will be released on June 15th by Beaufort Books. This event will be held in the bookstore's upstairs gallery and is free and open to the public!

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4:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

5:Saturday, June 20 at 3:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:Monday, June 22 at 6:30 PM

4:Attending: 2

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222858476/

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

3:Wednesday, June 24 at 6:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/220533868/

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, June 25 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3:Friday, June 26 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 3

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222858483/

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 27 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

5th Annual Arts & Culture Xpo

2:CultureWorks presents an all day event spotlighting our region’s non-profit arts and culture community. While at the Xpo, guests will have an opportunity to vote for their favorite exhibitor with a People’s Choice Award. The top 3 organizations will receive a cash grant from CultureWorks. Includes hands-on learning activities and displays by more than 50 diverse local arts and culture organizations, including JRW, a proud recipient of grants from CultureWorks. Come by our booth and say hi! FREE. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA 23220 - USA

4:Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, June 27 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Book People: Sheima Salam Sumer

2: Licensed counselor and author Sheima Salam Sumer will be at Book People to discuss and sign her book, How to Be a Happy Muslim Insha'Allah. If you are interested in co-existence and cross-cultural exchange, come out for this one!

3:Richmond, VA 23226 - USA

4:Saturday, June 27 at 2:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

"Let Your Soul Speak" Journaling Practice

2:This evening of reflection includes a time for centering, a writing warm-up activity, a period for more in-depth journaling, a brief time for optional sharing and reflection, and a closing ritual. Facilitators: Elaine Kiziah and Ann Forburger. $5 suggested donation. Chrysalis Gathering Space, 3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA. (804) 359-0384. Learn more at www.chrysalisinstitute.org.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, July 1 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, July 2 at 7:00 PM

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 4 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, July 8 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643712/

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 9 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 11 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, July 13 at 6:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 16 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 16 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Randy Blythe, Lamb of God Vocalist, Presents Dark Days: A Memoir

2:Fountain Books presents "one of Richmond's native sons in celebration of his first book publication, an evocative memoir of his arrest, trial, and acquittal for manslaughter in the Czech Republic in 2013. For those of you already familiar with Randy's lyrics for Lamb of God, you know he is an intense and gifted writer.  Dark Days ripples with tension as he recounts the confusing and harrowing events of his 37 day incarceration and 5 day trial that led to his release.  Along this journey, you will also learn a lot about Randy Blythe, the man: his beliefs and struggles.  He also has a wicked sense of humor and an in-your-face narrative style that really drives the story." Sponsored by Fountain Bookstore, but held at Urban Farmhouse, Scott's Addition on Norfolk St. THIS IS A TICKETED EVENT.  NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT A TICKET. Learn more.

3:Richmond, VA - USA

4:Friday, July 17 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, July 22 at 6:00 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 23 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, July 24 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 25 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, July 25 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, July 27 at 6:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 30 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, July 30 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Agile Writer Club: Write-in

2:From Agile Writers: Have a bit of Writer’s Block? Can’t concentrate at home? Studies show that being part of a think-tank can actually get those creative juices flowing! If you need some time to just sit and write, come join us this Saturday at Martins.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, August 1 at 10:00 AM

5:Attending: 1

"Let Your Soul Speak" Journaling Practice

2:This evening of reflection includes a time for centering, a writing warm-up activity, a period for more in-depth journaling, a brief time for optional sharing and reflection, and a closing ritual. Facilitators: Elaine Kiziah and Ann Forburger. $5 suggested donation. Chrysalis Gathering Space, 3527 Ellwood Ave, Richmond, VA. (804) 359-0384. Learn more at www.chrysalisinstitute.org.

3:Richmond, VA 23221 - USA

4:Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 2

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 

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The Writers Farmhouse

2:Every Thursday evening, join other writers at the Urban Farmhouse in Midlothian. You can write, get feedback and encouragement, then set a weekly writing goal.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 6 at 6:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, August 6 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, August 10 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, August 12 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643740/

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 13 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, August 22 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, August 26 at 6:00 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, August 28 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, September 3 at 7:00 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond.

3:Wednesday, September 9 at 5:30 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/219643777/

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, September 10 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, September 14 at 6:30 PM

Agile Writers Open Meeting

2:Wednesday nights, 7-9PM: Write your first draft novel in 6 months. Free and open to the public. For more details see http://AgileWriters.c.... At Martin's Food Market, upstairs, 11361 Midlothian Turnpike. 


3:Wednesday, September 16 at 7:00 PM

4:Attending: 1

5:Details: http://www.meetup.com/James-River-Writers/events/222843116/

The Writing Show

2:February: Plotting a Hero's Journey: Fiction, Myth and Scripts. The Writing Show moves to its new location at The Firehouse Theater bringing Richmond new opportunities to learn and practice writing on the final Wednesday of the month until September. $12 for JRW members/ $15 for non-members and $5 for students. Learn more and register on our site.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, September 23 at 6:00 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, September 24 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, September 25 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, September 26 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, September 28 at 6:30 PM

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 PM

Short Fiction of Richmond

2:From Agile Writers: We're focused on writing short fiction for publication. Be prepared to identify the publication you're aiming at. We meet 1st and 3rd Thursdays.

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, October 12 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, October 14 at 5:30 PM

Poetry Night @ taZa

2:Join River City Poets for a night of inspiring word at this fast-growing Westover Hills coffee shop! With an open mic that is quickly becoming known for nurturing new voices, this is an evening of pure poetry you don't want to miss. Plus, taZa's selection of beer & wines and fresh-made sandwiches & goodies make it easy to while away an evening taking in some new poetry. 

3: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Friday, October 23 at 7:00 PM

5:Attending: 1

Virginia Screenwriters and VSF Actor's Forum

2: Virginia Screenwriters and  VSF Actor's Forum meets from  9:15 a.m.  to 12:30 .p.m. on the 4th Saturday morning of each month, except for December,  at CenterStage, 600 East Grace St. VSF  Members receive script critiques, plus actor table reads of  their screenplay pages in process. Guests are welcome to sit in for free, but reservations are required. For further information about meetings please email: VSF@comcast.net.

3:Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

4:Saturday, October 24 at 9:15 AM

5:Attending: 1

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

3:

4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, October 26 at 6:30 PM

Poetry & Jazz at C'est Le Vin

2:Now on the 1st Thursday of the month! Local wordsmiths take the mic to give you a "taste" of what they do as  poets, plus live jazz by Randy Burton and co. All set off by C'est Le Vin's delicious wine and tapas. Cost: no cover. At C'est Le Vin, 15 N. 17th St.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Thursday, November 5 at 7:00 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, November 9 at 6:30 PM

Writers Wednesday

2: Writers Wednesday is a casual meet-and-greet for aspiring and published writers from all genres. Come, make connections, and get inspired to write in a friendly environment. Held on the 2nd Wednesday of every month at the Capital Ale House locations around Richmond. Free to join; just pay for your food and beverages.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Wednesday, November 11 at 5:30 PM

Small Group Poetry Critique

2:2nd and 4th Monday nights. Bring your latest poetic work-in-progress and 5-8 copies to pass around the table; get constructive feedback from friends and colleagues. Open to all levels. Learn more.

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4: Richmond, VA 23230 - USA

5:Monday, November 23 at 6:30 PM


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